Great day out for the Family...
QUEENS BIRTHDAY MARKET ON 13th JUNE 2021
25Km Restrictions. Bring on the Locals!
Mornington Racecourse Market has to be one of the largest and oldest Craft and food markets in the Mornington Peninsula. I have so many recollections of this market literally stopping traffic, throughout Mornington. That’s how huge this market can get.
I must say even after 15 years of working at these markets I still take time to walk around, and I am always amazed at the level of commitment and hard work foodies and Crafties have towards their Business.
Mornington Craftmarket has one of the best assortments of stallholders. Craftmarket Australia have always set a high standard in food and Craft stalls. Mornington Craftmarket has been a Mecca for stallholders across Victoria.
Well then lets take a behind the scenes look at this market:
After setup, I usually take some time to walk to the Coffee stalls, and there are two or 3 coffees to choose from. Say hi to Dave in the big white truck or Go around the back to Coolies.
Then its time for Croissant at the many Bakers, or a Doughnut from Gino.
Sometimes there’s a big rumble in the tummy and its time for Steak Sandwiches from Dave or a Breakfast Crepe from Mr French at le Crêperie.
Ok now it time for work. (COOK, COOK, SELL, SELL, COOK)
Lunchtime! Time to barter with stallholders. Usually its a Calamari cone from the Calamari Bros and talk about last night Catch of the Calamari boat, and then sometimes I feel like a tradition Paella from Ladypaella. There’s also great Balinese food with the Chicken Skewers from. There’s Tacos too, Dims Sims, baked potatoes and the list goes on, and on, and on, and on.
Now that’s just the hot food, there’s also Jams (say hi to Fred from Elfreds of the Peninsula) and Fruits and Juices. Don’t forget to get a lemonade from Lewy he’s only been there for 30 years.
Visit Mornington After the Market
Now if that’s not enough, there're heaps of time to check out some Crafts, these guys are running hot when its close to Mother day, Father's Day, Easter, and Christmas. If you need a present and you don’t want to give the same boring store bought gift, then choose local and handmade from local traders.
Some that need a mention: Pasito a Pasito Shoes excellence in Australian hand made leather baby and toddler shoes.
Now if this is not enough, have a seat and enjoy some great Bands on the Grass. Mornington racecourse has some great spots to sit, relax, and enjoy life. Breathe in and contemplate on what a great State we live in.
After the Market is finished take a drive to Mornington. The peninsula is absolutely beautiful anytime of the year. Take a ball to Mornington Park for a kick with the kids, or just take a walk around Mornington Central. Enjoy some ice-cream, or some nice bars for an afternoon Ale.
In conclusion, mornington Market is one of the large Markets on the Mornington Peninsula and is often swamped with tourists and local from all round Victoria. In the summer time get in early as it's gettings busy but a good busy. There is ample parking and huge toilet facilities which will make the ladies happy. Also, great access to the Peninsula link.
Come back and Re-visit our local Markets, lets help our small local businesses POST Covid, they will need all the help they can get.